Benefits - Secure Energy Supplies
Sourcing energy from renewable technologies has a strategic value to the UK. Every unit of energy generated from renewable and sustainable sources can replace a unit of fossil derivated energy. A significant amount of our fossil fuels are imported, often from unstable parts of the world like the Middle East, Nigeria, Colombia and Russia. This dependence on imported fuel will only increase in the future now that our North Sea oil reserves are dwindling. Wind energy is 'made in Britain' and will help to reduce our reliance on foreign energy supplies.